Reuters: Know. Now. Biased.
Here is an article which reminds me how the MSM like to portray conservative politics in a bad way. In particular,
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will host Britain's Foreign Secretary Jack Straw in the United States for a three-day, stage-managed tour with political overtones.As if all foreign visits aren't stage managed. Give me a break. This is newsworthy stuff?
EDIT: An excellent blog here entitled " Boy, that Clinton White House Knew How to Produce "Staged Events" ":
Maureen Dowd, New York Times, June 19, 1994
At the end of the day in Normandy, Bill Clinton walked down to the beach with three veterans of Omaha Beach -- Joe Dawson, Walter Ehlers and Robert Slaughter. The tableau was appealing: the young President enjoying the company of the aging heroes. But suddenly the President's aides began tugging the veterans away, mid-conversation, so that Clinton could walk off at sunset down the beach in his dress shoes and have a preplanned meditative moment, with the bluffs on one side and the sea dotted with warships on the other.Seems like Clinton didn't even need diplomats for his "staged event". And notice the different tone in this article. Almost a worship piece on the brilliance of President 'Blows-the Sax' William Jefferson Clinton.
Originally, the White House told photographers they were considering a "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?" moment, where Clinton and children would throw flowers into the sea.
But they settled on "a moment of solitude." The President knew he was supposed to look reflective for the three cameras and dozen photographers who joined him. But after looking soulfully out at the ocean for a moment, he seemed at a loss for what to do next, according to a photographer on the scene, who was scared that Clinton was about to mouth the words "What do I do now?" But then, spying the stones at his feet left by his advance staff to show him where his camera mark was, the President crouched down and began to arrange the stones into a cross. He gathered more stones to finish the cross, and then bent his head as though in silent prayer.
The White House aides were ecstatic. "Wasn't it great?" they asked reporters.